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Pavilion Construction and Highlights

Blending the elements of earth, water, wind and fire, the Pavilion, was built in a rustic Shaker style, will adopt all the elements of nature that surround it. Open on three sides to allow for cross breezes, the 1,000 sq. ft. structure was built of stacked stone, cedar posts, a tongue-and-groove wooden ceiling, with a lodge-style fireplace and rustic beams. Also included are storage areas and a handicapped accessible bathroom.

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Highlights of the Pavilion

  • Capable of seating up to 150
  • Wireless technology
  • Fireplace
  • Decorative copper lanterns provide lighting for evening events
  • Overhead fans for hot summer days
  • Stacked stone perimeter walls to provide extra seating
  • All rainwater collected from the roof will be piped into the Roël Bog Garden

Pavilion Information
Who is Dr. Lawrence E. Roël? 
Construction of the Pavilion 
Watershed Ecology Center
Support the Project 

Related Links
Susan Jacobs Arboretum
USC Upstate Foundation 
Office of University Advancement 

Bea Walters Smith 
(864) 503-5235

USC Upstate Foundation
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
phone: (864) 503-5242

USC Upstate Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable organization of the University of South Carolina Upstate.